April 2024 Press On! News

I “enjoyed” all of February recovering from hernia surgery. Now I must never lift anything heavier than 40 pounds (40 save 1?). Thankfully, M&Ms, Snickers, and Butterfingers are not heavy. Praise God for modern medicine and skilled medical professionals!

On March 1, we trekked over 1000 miles to San Antonio, TX, where we are helping plant a new church in La Vernia (south of the city). Of about 30 churches we have helped plant in the past 23 years, only 2 have had a mother church. This one, Sand Hills Baptist (Pastor Anthony Green), is being birthed by New Life Baptist, pastored by the pastor’s brother Matt Green. New Life is sacrificially providing several families, thousands of dollars, and hours of labor in preparation for the Grand Opening on April 21.

During March we:

enjoyed a “Baby Shower” new church dedication service for Sand Hills,
held mid-week services at the pastor’s house,

led singing, played piano, and did some teaching about church music,

finalized details for the church meeting place (day care center),

distributed water and info packets at La Vernia’s Market Day celebration, and

held a Soft Launch Sunday service at the Day Care Center.

It was thrilling to have some folks we met at Market Day attend the Soft Launch service. God is indeed sending just the right folks to help plant this new church. Please pray much as we hang door invitation packets, send direct mail to the entire community, have Get Acquainted meetings, and beseech God to give us a wonderful Grand Opening service on Sunday, April 21. Fields are white!

Claudia’s book The Monday Morning Club (encouragement for women in ministry, is now available as an audiobook! Along with the paperback and ebook formats, it’s available on

Check out my official surgery recovery video at

Thank you for praying!

Press on!
Dave and Claudia